Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15 (d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 27, 2002

                                BRIGHTPOINT, INC.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

    Delaware                    0-23494                    35-1778566
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(State or other               (Commission                 (IRS Employer
jurisdiction of               File Number)              Identification No.)

600 East 96th Street, Suite 575, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240
(Address of principal executive offices)     (zip code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code (317) 805-4100

(Former name or former address, if changed since the last report)

Item 5.  Other Events.

On September 27, 2002, Brightpoint, Inc. issued a press release in the form
attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 which is incorporated herein by reference
announcing that the Company repurchased an additional 132,381 of its 166,708
outstanding convertible, subordinated, zero-coupon Convertible Notes due 2018.

Item 7. Financial Statements, Pro Forma Financial Information
        and Exhibits.

(a)-(b) Not Applicable

(c)     Exhibits.

  99.1 Brightpoint, Inc. Press Release dated September 27, 2002.
  99.2 Cautionary Statements.



         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                          BRIGHTPOINT, INC.

                                          By /s/ Steven E. Fivel
                                             Steven E. Fivel, Executive
                                             Vice President and General Counsel

Dated:  September 27, 2002